Hadin set for JDT return

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Felda United youngster Hadin Azman is slated for a return to JDT, two years after he was sacked by the club for allegedly stealing money from a teammate... 

Left-winger Hadin Azman will join Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) after Felda United appeared resigned to losing their 2016 breakout star.

With the two clubs locked in what appears to be a two-horse race for the Malaysia Super League (MSL) league title, Hadin’s move will strengthen the Southern Tigers’ left flank.

“Hadin has expressed his intentions and will leave, presumably for JDT, in coming days or weeks,” an unnamed Felda official told FourFourTwo.

Hadin has fired four league goals in for the Fighters already and in March, was tipped by Felda coach Irfan Bakti Abu Salim as worthy of a place in the national team.

FourFourTwo understands the national team coaches took a look at Hadin but felt the 21-year-old needed to show more maturity for a spot in squad.

Hadin signed for Felda last year after being sacked by JDT in May 2014 for allegedly stealing money from a teammate in the dressing room.

He worked his way into Felda’s first-team during the Malaysia Cup last year and earned a starting place this season.

Last week, Irfan told The Star: “I can’t stop my players from leaving if they get bigger offers, but I just hope to be informed first so that we can plan to get replacements.”

JDT, who could also sign Selangor’s Azrif Nasrulhaq in this transfer window, are eager to provide Mario Gomez with more depth as the club mounts a challenge on three fronts – the MSL, AFC Cup and Malaysia Cup.